The genius of eclectic artist Leonardo da Vinci went down in history like few others, becoming a real Italian legend, born near Florence and celebrated worldwide. 500 years have passed since he died on 2 May 2, 1519, and it was unavoidable for Visconti to celebrate him for his massive impact on popular culture. Painter, architect, engineer, scientist: Leonardo was many things, and Visconti picked his engineering talent to gather inspiration and design the Machina collection. Hand-crafted in three different limited-edition finishes – solid silver (288 pieces), vermeil (288 pieces) and solid pink gold 18Kt (38 pieces) – the resin cap and barrel reveal the technical drawings of some of Leonardo’s revolutionary machines, collected in the famous Codex Atlanticus. The use of the Scrimshaw technique and a colored pigment evoke Da Vinci’s beloved red chalk drawing art, showing once again the remarkable technical and artistic expertise of Visconti craftsmen.
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The name Visconti has been for the past twenty years a synonym for writing instruments of extraordinary beauty, historically and technologically studied. The fountain pens, rollers and ballpoint pens by Visconti make up a wide range of high quality instruments with a strong identification.